#CTVUPFRONT: 2018 CTV/BELL MEDIA UPFRONT WITH LOGAN SHROYER, CHESTNUT, HANNAH ZEILE, ROBIN TUNNEY, NICHOLAS GONZALEZ, HANNAH JOHN-KAMEN, WINNERS OF “THE LAUNCH”, MICHAEL CUDLITZ + MORE
Capping of Canadian Upfronts week, Bell Media unveiled their upcoming 2018/2019 programming lineup. Making headlines was their decision to re-brand several of their top stations. Space, Bravo, Comedy and Gusto will become CTV Sci-Fi, CTV Drama, CTV Comedy and CTV Life. CTV will also launch two new Video-on-Demand Services, CTV Movies and CTV Vault.
Fan favourites THE BIG BANG THEORY, THIS IS US, THE RESIDENT, YOUNG SHELDON and THE GOOD DOCTOR also return to CTV, while high-profile new Series like their MAGNUM P.I. Reboot, THE ROOKIE, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, GOD FRIENDED ME, THE ENEMY WITHIN, THE FIX, THE RED LINE, THE VILLAGE, GRAND HOTEL and WHISKEY CAVALIER also join the roster. THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, a new star-studded primetime Talk Show also surfaces.
Among the Canadian content, THE LAUNCH and CARDINAL will return, in addition to new Comedy Series JANN starring Jann Arden. CBC‘s THE BEAVERTON will be debuting at its new home on CTV.
The much-publicized SCTV Reunion Special directed by Martin Scorcese in Toronto, Canada’s Walk of Fame and ABBA: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE also will be presented on CTV.
The 2018 CTV Upfront drew a star-studded Red Carpet out to Sony Centre for the Performing Arts today.
See some Snaps:
Morris Chestnut (The Enemy Within)
Nicholas Gonzalez (The Good Doctor)
Robin Tunney (The Fix)
Logan Shroyer (This is Us)
Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys)
Michael Cudlitz (The Kids are Alright)
Hannah Zeile (This is Us)
The Winners of The Launch
Brandon Micheal Hall (God Friended Me)
Stephen Hill (Magnum P.I.)
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: MARTIN SCORSESE, JIMMY KIMMEL + CAST OF “SCTV” AT TORONTO TAPING OF NETFLIX REUNION SPECIAL
SCTV forever has left a legacy behind on Television, becoming a blueprint for Sketch Comedy during its run from 1976 to 1984. The Series made household names of Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, John Candy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy, launching long and lasting careers.
In celebration of the iconic Series, Netflix is producing an upcoming as-yet-untitled Special commemorating SCTV. To make it just right, Academy Award-winning Director Martin Scorsese has been enlisted to take the reins and Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel took a quick break from his busy schedule to come to Toronto to moderate the Special, which was taped over three hours at historic Elgin Theatre.
While we often see some of the Cast on Red Carpets locally, having them reunite together on-stage is something remarkable and rare. Preparations began last Friday as the Production Crew began set-up for the Special with finishing touches and rehearsals being done Saturday and early this morning.
We still are pinching our self that we got Selfies with Scorsese and Kimmel. We’ve been lucky in the past to cross paths with some of the Cast prior, several who stayed late to celebrate at the venue.
See our Snaps:
We can’t wait to see this Special having grown-up giggling at some of the outlandish humour for which SCTV came to be known and loved!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#FIRSTLOOK: MARTIN SCORCESE TO DIRECT “SCTV” NETFLIX SPECIAL
Many of us grew-up to the quirkly laughs of SCTV and in celebration of the legendary Comedy Sketch Series, Netflix will present an as-yet untiled Special to be directed by Martin Scorcese!
The Special reunites Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for An Afternoon with SCTV, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel. It will record Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Elgin Theatre, 3 PM.
UPDATE 5.10.18: Rick Moranis is confirmed to be in the Special now too!
A stream date has yet to be set, but we’re so incredibly-ready!
(Photo credit: Cara Howe/Netflix Canada)